How to Master a New Skill

by CosmicScale
Self-Development
Published: 6 months ago
|Updated: 6 months ago
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We all want to be better at something. After all, self-improvement is necessary to getting ahead at work. But once you know what you want to be better at — be it public speaking, using social media, or analysing data — how do you start? Of course, learning techniques will vary depending on the skill and the person, but there are some general rules you can follow.

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Select a skill that is valued by your organization and manager

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Divide the skill up into smaller, manageable tasks

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Reflect on what you’ve learned and what you still want to accomplish

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Don’t try to learn in a vacuum — ask others for guidance and feedback

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Don’t rely solely on an individual for advice — you may want to involve someone who isn’t responsible for evaluating you

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Learn by trial and error

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Experiment with different approaches

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Don’t assume it’s going to happen overnight — it usually takes at least six months to develop a new skill

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